1st Edition

Interdisciplinary Approaches in Management Education

    330 Pages 8 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Educational institutions have invested greatly in the introduction and development of new teaching methods in recent years, especially during and after the pandemic. Despite these new approaches, relevant questions related to learning objectives, suitable methodologies, and impact assessment remain unanswered. This book, Interdisciplinary Approaches in Managerial Education, aims to address these unanswered questions regarding best practices, laboratory methods, policies, and protocols in the areas of education and managerial training.

    The book covers several topics related to practical approaches to managerial education and training. It provides detailed explanations in relation to active methodologies such as problem-based learning (PBL), co-creation, team-based learning (TBL), etc. This book takes an integrated approach towards the new paradigm of management education, ensuring that both teacher and student comprehend the interdisciplinary approach between ideas and concepts across different domains of study.

    The book presents 16 chapters on various themes to consolidate the understanding of interdisciplinary management education. It includes chapters relating to employability, digitalization and digital technologies, and sustainability, providing not just an introduction to these factors in an interdisciplinary approach, but also a look at the future of management education due to the ever-growing requirement of interdisciplinarity. Topics include hybrid teaching tools, such as gamification in management education; role of applied mathematics in financial management education; how management education can lead to achieving sustainable development goals; the impact of ITC in managerial education during times of economic crisis; strengthening industry-academia linkages; industry demands in terms of employability skills among management students; and more.

    This book will enrich its readers with contemporary ideas on interdisciplinary management education and world-wide best practices. Primarily geared toward an academic audience (academics, university teachers, researchers, and post-graduate students), this book will also be of benefit to public and private institutions, educational developers, and researchers in managerial training education.

    1. How Digitalization Aids in Bringing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Management Education

    Tanveer Kaur, Kirti Prashar, Simerjeet Singh, and Minakshi Sharma

    2. Where Digital Technology Meets Management Education: The Present Interdisciplinary Nature of Management Education

    Rajiv Khosla, Navdeep Kaur, and Deepti Tara

    3. Can a Holistic Management Education Be Linked to Employability Among Management Students? A Teacher’s View

    Renu Bala and Erdem Utku Eke

    4. Heading Towards the Solution of Employability Issues Through Interdisciplinary Management Education

    Ruby Sharma, Pallavi Pahuja, Garima Singh, and Anshuman Sharma

    5. Interdisciplinary Learning: Probing into the Role of Digital Technologies in Management Education

    Arushi Sethi, Puneet Kumar Sethi, and Ahmet Arif Eren

    6. Teachers as Strategic Thinkers and Designers of Learning in the Context of Interdisciplinary Management Education

    Geetha Rajaram and Ahmet Erif Eren

    7. Hybrid Teaching Tools: Student Engagement Through Gamification in Management Education

    Priya Sachdeva and Dileep Kumar M.

    8. Is Employability for Management Students Enough? Students Perspectives on Employability Issues

    Renu Bala, Sultan Singh, and John Evar Strid

    9. Contemporary Challenges of Management Education in India: Review and Assessment

    Jaskirat Singh and Dhiraj Sharma

    10. Role of Applied Mathematics in Financial Management Education for Better Business Management


    11. Can Interdisciplinary Management Education Lead to Achieving Sustainable Development Goals? A Conceptual Framework

    Amit Kumar, Ameet Sao, Gaurav Ashesh, and Erdem Utku Eke

    12. Interdisciplinary Management Education and Sustainable Development: Key Insights

    Geetanjali Singh, Indu Chauhan, and Yusuf Hassan

    13. ITC in Managerial Education for Sustaining Economic Crisis: Boons, Challenges and the Way Forward

    Soumita Mitra and Vikas Arya

    14. An Analysis of Online Education During a Pandemic Situation, with Reference to India

    Vishal Srivastava, Amrinder Singh, and Padmakar Shahare

    15. Antecedents of the Crisis in Indian Management Education, and the Role of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Overcoming the Crisis

    Kirti Prashar, Tanveer Kaur, Simerjeet Singh Bawa, and Minakshi Sharma

    16. Collaboration: A Key to Strengthening Industry-Academia Linkages

    R. K. Mishra and Shulagna Sarkar


    Tanusree Chakraborty, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Rajalakshmi School of Business in India. With many years of academic experience, Dr. Chakraborty has been associated with several reputable business schools and universities in India. She is presently working with Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, in organizational behavior/human resource management. She is a former research fellow of the Indian Council of Medical Research and has many publications to her credit. She has presented research papers at several conferences and is an empaneled corporate trainer with training consultancies and government productivity councils. She has conducted over 150 corporate training programs in the areas of behavioral science, human resources, and psychometrics. She has been an active member in clubs and committees of the institutes she has worked for. She has been editor of journals and newsletters and a reviewer for many journals. She is currently working on multiple edited books with reputed publishers.

    Ramandeep Saini, PhD, is currently Director of the Chandigarh Business School of Administration and Dean of International Affairs at Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Landran, Mohali, Punjab, India. She has extensive experience in institution building and specializes in collaborating with international universities and colleges in various domains. She has been awarded a Global Women in Leadership Award 2022 by the Global Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Dr. Saini is an effective speaker and has been invited by international universities to deliver academic lectures and organize workshops on Indian culture. She is recipient of a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) fellowship and is also the founder of Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) International Model United Nations, an annual flagship event of CGC. She is also a Mentor of Change with Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Ayog, Government of India. Dr. Saini has to her credit 17 plus years of experience, which is a mix of corporate and academics. Her areas of expertise are human resource development, organizational behavior, training and development and organizational development. She has authored one book on human resource development practices and published research papers in national and international journals along with editing and reviewing several books. Dr. Saini has been bestowed with a Best Teacher Award and an Award of Excellence multiple times on Teacher’s Day. She has organized various conferences, faculty development programs, and HR summits along with being a resource person in various FDPs.

    Rajiv Khosla, PhD, is presently working as Associate Professor at the DAV Institute of Management, Chandigarh, India. He has 22 years of teaching experience and has to his credit more than 50 research papers and three books. He is a prolific writer and contributes regularly to leading Indian business newspapers. In addition to having postgraduate degrees in Economics and Business Administration, he holds a PhD in Economics. He did his certification in Public Policy Analysis at the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK).

    Nandita Mishra, PhD, is currently the Director of Chetana’s Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, India. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience in education and research. She has wide experience teaching managerial economics and economic environment for business, business ethics and corporate governance, corporate grooming, and general management subjects to management students in India and abroad. She has spearheaded several academic administration, industry-institute collaboration, and management development programs. She has been the resource person and program director in more than 50 management development programs, and has trained senior-level and middle-level managers and faculty in various programs in behavioral science, managerial effectiveness, CSR, etc. She is a certified trainer in CSR from the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. She is an active researcher in the areas of management, with her main research interest areas being leadership, organizational behavior dynamics, consumer behavior, and economic environment of business. She is a nominated member of the Higher Education Council of the Women Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI). She holds a PhD in Management (Jankidevi Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai) and an MA and MPhil in Economics and was a gold medalist at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    Ashok Natarajan, PhD, has over 15 years of experience in the academic arena along with more than five years of experience as a practicing manager, both in the USA and India. He has also been a consultant on several business valuation projects. His area of specialization is accounting and finance, and he has published several research papers in top accounting and finance journals. His current research interests include accounting conservatism, business valuation, earnings management, and industrial organization. In addition, he works in the areas of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility in the role of accounting, finance, and corporate strategy. His other interests include curriculum development for management education, leadership in business schools, academic mentoring, as well as the relationship between research output and academic quality. His teaching portfolio includes several courses in accounting, finance, corporate strategy, and allied areas. He has also won numerous awards for his teaching and has been recognized for his service and mentoring roles.